Bookkeeping - Module 1

People with strong bookkeeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry bookkeeping.

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Is this for you?

This course is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants a career working either as an accounts assistant or bookkeeper. It may also be useful to anyone working self-employed who wants to manage their own accouting records.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 22 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

course

Duration

Around 22 hours

About this course

Our bookkeeping training is covered by eight lessons and unlike some bookkeeping courses, our flexible, self-study methods mean you're in charge of your progress.

The course covers, among many other aspects of manual bookkeeping, the double entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, petty cash books and balancing ledger accounts.

There are eight lessons within this module as follows: - 

  • Lesson One – Including: The role of the book-keeper, the difference between capital, assets and liabilities, the dual effect of transactions and the double entry system, the accounting equation, the difference between cash and credit transactions, preparing simple balance sheets, identifying transactions in ledger accounts
  • Lesson Two – Including: The basic principles of Value Added Tax, calculating VAT, constructing sales invoices, trade and cash discounts, posting sales invoices to the General Ledger
  • Lesson Three – Including: Checking  purchase invoices for accuracy, credit notes, posting purchase invoices and credit notes to the General Ledger, the purpose of the Purchases Day Book,  Purchase Ledger, posting an Analysed Day Book to the General Ledger and Purchase Ledger
  • Lesson Four – Including:  purpose of an Analysed Sales Day Book, making postings to the General Ledger and Sales Ledger, understanding why Returns Day Books are used, identifying debit and credit entries, using day books confidently and accurately.
  • Lesson Five – Including:  Why the Cash Book is used, processing Cash Book payments and receipts, balancing the Cash Book, preparing a postings list, preparing a 3 column Cash Book
  • Lesson Six – Including:  Why the Petty Cash Book is used, processing Petty Cash payments and receipts, balancing the Petty Cash Book, preparing a cheque requisition
  • Lesson Seven – Including:  Using a Postings List to update the General Ledger, updating the Sales and Purchase Ledger from the Cash Book, balancing ledger accounts, posting balances from a list, coding day books
  • Lesson Eight – Including:  The purpose of a trial balance, preparing a trial balance, demonstrating the ability to maintain day books, prepare ledger balances and extract a trial balance

Aims and Objectives

This course is the starting point if you also want to learn computerised accounts, so you may also like to consider one of our Finance Diplomas or the Bookkeeping Award which are both highly respected by employers and can help take your career to the next level.

Taking this course and also Modules 2 and 3 will enable you to go on and gain a valuable AAT qualification - the 'AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping'.

 

Pre-Requisites

You don't need any specific experience or knowledge before starting this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

This great introductory course in bookkeeping will help set your career as a bookkeeper on the right path. You can enhance your knowledge further with the study of two more modules which can cement your bookkeeping skills and lead to a rewarding accounting career. 

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